This is the motorcycle that Yamaha is using to show how the carbon-fibre resin chassis that auto detects damage and bruises will be used. The factory has put the tech onto a patent around a FJR sport tourer - does that mean that this is a pointer to a lightweight, high-tech version of the popular mile muncher?
This is the motorcycle that Yamaha is using to show how the carbon-fibre resin chassis that auto detects damage and BRUISES will be used. The factory has put the tech onto a patent around a FJR sport tourer – does that mean that this is a pointer to a lightweight, high-tech version of the popular mile muncher?

Here’s a design patent from Yamaha that’s going to blow a few minds – a carbon-fibre framed motorcycle that BRUISES when the frame is damaged, even if the bike falls over at a standstill.

It might sound like a thought-pattern straight from the latest sci-fi blockbuster movie, but the truth of the matter is that this plan to shift road-going chassis into the next phase of everyday motorcycle reality IS happening in the Yamaha laboratories right now.

The dotted line within the carbon-fibre resin frame is the detection wire that, if damaged at any of the key points built into the frame, tells the rider that the chassis is damaged.